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June 20, 1995
The Helen Keller Park in the Athens neighborhood near Inglewood was a hangout for drug dealers and the bottle-in-the-bag set before a determined baseball fan decided to take the park back for kids. Now it is the site of a youth baseball program with 200 players. If it sounds like a Hollywood ending, that's because it is. Stan Brooks, a television producer who says his "life began when I saw my first Red Sox game," raised the money for the program.
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CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
June 20, 1995
The Helen Keller Park in the Athens neighborhood near Inglewood was a hangout for drug dealers and the bottle-in-the-bag set before a determined baseball fan decided to take the park back for kids. Now it is the site of a youth baseball program with 200 players. If it sounds like a Hollywood ending, that's because it is. Stan Brooks, a television producer who says his "life began when I saw my first Red Sox game," raised the money for the program.
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NEWS
June 11, 1995 | STEPHEN GREGORY, SPECIAL TO THE TIMES
Last year Helen Keller Park was so lifeless and desolate that locals referred to it as a graveyard. Financial troubles forced cancellation of its baseball program, and the Athens park became the realm of what locals called "the negative element.' "When baseball stopped, the gang-bangers and drug dealers took over," said longtime area resident Marvo Hider, recalling the groups of young men who gathered near the playground to drink malt liquor, play dominoes and deal dope. "It basically became a dead park because people were more or less afraid to come.
NEWS
June 11, 1995 | STEPHEN GREGORY, SPECIAL TO THE TIMES
Last year Helen Keller Park was so lifeless and desolate that locals referred to it as a graveyard. Financial troubles forced cancellation of its baseball program, and the Athens park became the realm of what locals called "the negative element.' "When baseball stopped, the gang-bangers and drug dealers took over," said longtime area resident Marvo Hider, recalling the groups of young men who gathered near the playground to drink malt liquor, play dominoes and deal dope. "It basically became a dead park because people were more or less afraid to come.
NEWS
April 8, 1992 | BILL HIGGINS
The Scene: The screening of Turner Network Television's remake of "Christmas in Connecticut" Monday at the Directors Guild. The TV movie, which airs April 13, marks Arnold Schwarzenegger's directorial debut in feature-length films. Yes, the Austrian bodybuilder, movie star, restaurateur, Kennedy in-law, and presidential confidant has gone on to Conan the Director.
BUSINESS
September 29, 1995 | CHRIS WOODYARD, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Bank of America said Wednesday that it has filed a lawsuit seeking repayment of about $15 million in loans to troubled Home Theater Products International Inc., which is under investigation by regulators for allegedly overstating profits and revenue. The bank filed its lawsuit Tuesday in Los Angeles Superior Court. Home Theater, the Anaheim-based maker of stereo and television component systems, had a $10-million line of credit from the bank, which was later extended to about $15 million.
NEWS
May 21, 1995 | JENNIFER GLIMPSE, Jennifer Glimpse is a frequent contributor to TV Times
The way actors Ken Olin and Patricia Wettig met and fell in love is so classic, it's almost corny. "We were, believe it or not, doing 'Streetcar Named Desire,' " says Wetting. "I know, it's so ridiculous. It sounds like I made it up. But we were doing Stella and Stanley in 'Streetcar' in Portsmouth, N.H. We met at the train station in New York City, took the train up and spent a couple of months in the dead of winter in Portsmouth."
NEWS
June 22, 1995 | STEPHEN GREGORY, SPECIAL TO THE TIMES
Last year Helen Keller Park was so lifeless and desolate that locals referred to it as a graveyard. Financial troubles forced cancellation of its baseball program, and the Athens park became the realm of what locals called "the negative element." "When baseball stopped, the gang-bangers and drug dealers took over," said longtime area resident Marvo Hider, recalling the groups of young men who gathered near the playground to drink malt liquor, play dominoes and deal dope.
SPORTS
October 20, 2010 | Chris Erskine
Where were you during "Fernandomania," about 30 years ago? As a 14-year-old, Paul Haddad taped the radio broadcasts and edited them together, turning Vin Scully's calls of that 1981 season into personal keepsakes. It was, for the L.A. boy, a meeting of two masters: the pitching prodigy from a dusty Steinbeckian village in Mexico and the Bronx-born broadcaster at peak form ... baseball's velvet fog. And the ultimate L.A. marriage. "The best part is, at any given moment, I get to relive Scully in some of his finest moments," Haddad, now a freelance documentary producer, says of his collection of tapes.
BUSINESS
August 24, 2005 | Marc Lifsher and Evan Halper, Times Staff Writers
Hollywood production companies that use complex accounting to escape corporate taxes could get millions of dollars in state refunds under a bill aimed at enticing filmmakers to shoot in California. The proposal, sponsored by Assembly Speaker Fabian Nunez (D-Los Angeles) and backed by Gov. Arnold Schwarzenegger, was unveiled in the last few weeks of the 2005 legislative session. It enjoys strong backing from labor unions, Hollywood studios and influential Los Angeles-area lawmakers.
NEWS
January 30, 1994 | SARA FRITZ, TIMES STAFF WRITER
From his office in the rear of Pelton's Pharmacy, one of the nation's oldest drugstores, owner Gerard H. Weitzman has a clear view of the pharmaceutical industry's current pricing scheme. What he sees is a system that discriminates against his customers, particularly the elderly and the poor. When Pelton's Pharmacy purchases prescription medicine from drug manufacturers, Weitzman pays a standard wholesale price.
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